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The Stones of SomeWhere By Bart Wolffe
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These are poems written in the past few years of a personal displacement from Africa to England to Germany and back to England, from a loss of language, family, friends and identity to the struggle... More > to find new roots again and again. The Russian philosopher, Uspensky, said "when a man loses his references, he goes insane." This collection deals with that particular and peculiar situation that all enforced emigrants experience and echo what is usually left unsaid. Currently, there are several million Zimbabweans living as semi-refugees, chased from their homeland either by fear or by neccessity for survival. The work in this book goes below the surface to that country of the mind all aliens inhabit, the place without borders or where the rites of passage are not passports, papers or documents but survival and the search for reason and new meaning.< Less
THE CRUSOE MORALITY By Bart Wolffe
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A perfect set of poems written with delightful irony, depicting loneliness, relationships, regrets. This neat collection employs the metaphor of Robinson Crusoe with a fresh and original approach to ... More > the absurdities of life. A most enjoyable read, an ideal little gift of a book to treasure.< Less
"Rumours in the Wind" By Bart Wolffe
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This enchanting tale of loss of innocence is set in rural Africa. It tells of a young village mute who journeys through hardship and magic to find his voice and his manhood. It is a love story of... More > the most intimate and beautiful kind, a parable of nature and warmth.< Less
FLOTSAM By Bart Wolffe
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An exceptional essay in alienation from the pen of Bart Wolffe, leading playwright, novelist and poet from Zimbabwe, FLOTSAM describes a world of displacement and exile. It invests in a journey to... More > retain identity and contact with a man's roots while attempting to find new reference and hope for the future. Set in London's borough of Camden, we have here an under the skin insight into the struggle facing new emigrants and adjustment to a very different world from a person's original homeland.< Less
... of coffee cups and cigarettes By Bart Wolffe
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"Stirring stuff - I'll have another cup" - Uninvited guest. "May I join you?" - Bible Salesman. "Nice" - Blonde. "Is breakfast inclusive?" - Commonwealth... More > Delegate. "At last - another meaningful mouthful of tasteful verbiage!" - Bookworm. "Anyone for coffee, please pass the sugar" - Mom. "Let them eat his words" - Mary A. "Where's the tip?" - A. Waiter. "You'll definitely want a second helping" - Author. "Pay? Let me see the Management!" - Scrooge. "We hereby declare this an open book" Her Majesty.< Less
WAKING DREAMS By Bart Wolffe
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Poetry is the process of dreaming in words. Like dreams, it often defies the boundaries of convention in language and speaks in metaphor, in images, in feelings that seem to surpass the constraints... More > of logic. It touches an inner nerve and evokes vision, a state of mind that breaks the routine of our daily lives. This collection of poems attempts to speak from inside these loose and sometimes random connections to the world outside and within, to find an alternate impression for sound and thought and meaning. It gives resonance and creates echoes of memory and places and spaces of imagination far removed from the common view of daily existence and helps us escape through the mind of the poet.< Less
RARER THAN DIAMONDS By Bart Wolffe
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Reading this story makes one feel that every young teenager should have the chance to experience the African wilderness and its savage beauty and excitement. - Set in the Okavango Delta, here is a... More > tale of life and death, the fragile thread that binds us all together. A true rarity , a spell-binding gem of a book to leave children wide-eyed everywhere.< Less
Who's for Fish? By Bart Wolffe
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Enjoy the feast! - This compendium of flavours designed to whet the appetite of poetry-lovers comes from the pen of Bart Wolffe. It covers journeys, places, experiences and relationships in a... More > distinctly unique voice and is designed to intoxicate the senses of language-gourmets everywhere.< Less
WAKING DREAMS By Bart Wolffe
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Poetry is the process of dreaming in words. Like dreams, it often defies the boundaries of convention in language and speaks in metaphor, in images, in feelings that seem to surpass the constraints... More > of logic. It touches an inner nerve and evokes vision, a state of mind that breaks the routine of our daily lives. This collection of poems attempts to speak from inside these loose and sometimes random connections to the world outside and within, to find an alternate impression for sound and thought and meaning. It gives resonance and creates echoes of memory and places and spaces of imagination far removed from the common view of daily existence and helps us escape through the mind of the poet.< Less
The Secret of Africa By Bart Wolffe
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Kids, meet Boing and Sproing, the children from Outer-Space and their Robo-cat, "Beeper", always getting them into trouble! The Space twins are visiting Earth and in particular, Africa, in... More > search of adventure and they sure will find it! Here is a journey in 4 books that takes you with our travellers across the length and breadth of the wild continent to solve the mystery of greatest riddle of all time; Mums and Dads with young children - this is the perfect set of four complete books for very-young people all under one cover and especially designed for bedtime-reading. A chapter a time - and you will have them thrilled while waiting for the next cliff-hanging episode each night. Educational and entertaining in extreme and designed especially to be read aloud, a real treasure and treat for youngsters worldwide.< Less